24 Apr '13, 6pm

The 2013 Ultra-Trail Mt. Fuji is nearly upon. Here's our preview

I ‘ran’ the STY last year. With the reversal of the course, the new start times and the date change things will be different this year. Last year the biggest climb and decent came at the later stages, this time round its much earlier. Last year the STY started after most of the elite runners had passed the half way mark, this time the STY start first, miss the biggest climb, and the elite are likely to find themselves with a lot of slower moving company in the latter stages of their race. The race is around a month earlier and the weather far less predictable than last year. The change in conditions from warm spring day to cold at night, aligned with the slow pace on the climbs caught a few out last year (ask Hal Koerner)this year it’s going to be much colder, I think the weather may be important in deciding who wins and who doesn’t finish. This is steep rocky rooty slippy...

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